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Just starting out...need to find a PS in Kansas City area and have no idea how to start!!!

  • bellydancemommy
  • 1 year ago

Hello everyone!  A little about me...I'm 5'7 215 lbs (down from 234)....36 y/o single mom of 2 girls age 9 and 3 (both born naturally), was also a surrogate to my twin nieces who are now almost 18 months old...they were born via c section.  Before babies I have always had a lower tummy pouch since I was 10.  Have always HATED it....but, feel like we should be thankful for what we are given and love our bodies for what they have done for us.  I've always been bigger, curvy and I LOVE my curves but, I really do not enjoy the large belly that hangs down to my thighs.  :( I bellydanced for 4 years and after quitting that really felt like I lost a part of myself so I'm getting back into that this month.  Also, do yoga and while trying to do some poses I think "man there is so much more I could do if I didn't  have this belly in my way".  I never knew much about TT and then a good friend of mine told me she had hers done a couple of weeks ago...I had the weirdest reaction to that news and I cried all day!!! I've never reacted to something in that way before and I started to realize I really want this done.  So, I've been on here and looking around.  Because of the way my work schedule works...I won't be able to do anything till after the first of the year...I'm an xray tech..and when I do get it done I'm only going to have 2-3 weeks off of work...so, hoping I'll be able to recover quickly.  After the csection I never had any pain I kept asking the nurses when the pain would start and they told me I should already be feeling it.  The whole 6 weeks of recovery I never felt any pain I was thankful...(I know this will be different but, I'm staying optimistic)  :)  My mom will be coming to stay a week or so with me for the recovery....to help with my girls.  So, I'm scared to pick the wrong doctor...I'm going to start looking soon and meeting with them but, as I was looking through websites I found one or two that I thought looked great, then when I google them I find out all kinds of bad things!  I know everyone is going to probably have something negative posted about them somewhere on the internet...how do you decide?  And do any of you local people have suggestions for doctors?  I'm looking for any advice and tips you can give me!!  This seems like such a great site.  Here are my before pics..I can't do the surgery for quite a while so after pics will come much later but, I'm glad to have so much time to research. :)  Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you all! 

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I'm excited to get this process started....I will meet him in Nov. When you feel ready to try bellydancing let me know..I can introduce you to my instructor and I will take a class with you. :) She's AWESOME and right now just does classes out of her home so there is only 2 of us in our class right now. She offers lots of different hours and days for classes. I really do love it. Its very empowering for a woman. :) I told her after my surgery that I am still going to come to class and just watch for a while so I don't miss anything. :)
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Hi bellydancemommy - I'm glad you're going to consult with Dr. Chhatre. I think you will really like him. He has been AMAZING. I am so glad that I went with him. His nurse, Ann, is also phenomenol. I have been very happy with them through the entire process. I have always wanted to bellydance, too, but I'm too self-conscious about my belly :) Maybe after I'm healed I will give it a try!! I just don't want to go by myself... :(
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Just saw your question..have you seen anyone yet? I live in the Kansas City area and have choose Dr. Hall..
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:) Thanks Tjuana. I'm excited but, can't do anything till January due to work stuff. I've got several docs I am going to meet in November. I'm still trying to figure out all of the abbreviations and "code" words on this site so I can be good and prepared. :) I'm sorry I made you tear up with my comment but, I just wanted you to know I think you look amazing. I think as women we can be so hard on ourselves and I think its good to know other people (women esp.) can see past what we think are flaws. :) I've hated my stomach for my whole life and Im mad at myself for feeling that way...but, I'm excited that I have found this as an option to fix that! You should look into bellydance classes. I did it for almost 5 years...then, I quit for 3 and am just now getting back into it. I can't believe how much I have missed it and how good it makes me feel. Have a great day!
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Hi! :) I haven't seen anyone yet...I have appts with Dr. Chharte and Dr. Quinn in November. I'm thinking about Dr. Cannova also. Several women I work with use Dr. Lamb. I haven't heard much about Dr. Hall (good or bad) can you tell me why you chose him? When is your surgery or have you already had it done? Thanks! :)
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I used Dr. Quinn with my current implants. I liked him but he is very expensive and his office staff is a little ditzy. I also hated his wait time. Even my surgery was almost 2 hours late. I choose hall because three of the women I work with had there surgery done by him and I liked his work. He was 15 minutes late for my appt, his fees are reasonable, he didn't sugar coat anything, his surgery time was an hour less then others I went too, I even tried to get him to do surgery without general and he said no. It makes me confident that he just dosent give in to what I want to get my money. He's stands by his work and even returns phone calls personally when on vacation. I can email him a question or concern and within 24 hours I have my answer
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my pcp recommended both dr. chhatre and dr. lamb. i also had a consult with dr. gutek. i am scheduled for surgery with dr. chhatre on nov. 2!
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Wow i always wanted to belly dance. But anywho you will know when you find that right PS!!! It will feel like you have known them all your life. follow your instincts. From looking at your pic i think your gonna be banging ( looking pretty damn good) lol
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